Spotlight Series

Awarded 2019 Community Grant!

Piper’s Spotlight Series commissions playwrights to develop their work with a director, a cast, and a line producer. The culmination of this multi-week workshop is a staged reading, performed in front of a live audience. 

Performances are FREE!

Our Spotlight Series is honored to the be the recipient of a 2019 Park Slope Civic Council Grant. 

“The Park Slope Civic Council awards community grants each year, funded by the Civic Council’s annual House Tour. The Council is delighted to support our local organizations, as they reflect the variety of active, creative groups in Park Slope and contribute greatly to our community’s diversity and vitality.”


Nikkole Salter

September, 2021
The Old Stone House 
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photo Credit, Jeremy Amar

A reading of TBD

Directer by TBD

February 5th, 2021 @ 7PM
Online Event – Click Here to Register

Mercedes (work-in-progress) is a multidisciplinary work inspired by Modesto “Flako” Jimenez’s mother Margarita and grandmother Mercedes, and the legacy of Latinx individuals she helped migrate to the country. After immigrating to America as a kid, Flako was raised by his grandmother in Brooklyn. Now as an adult, he serves as her main caregiver as she battles dementia. In the process of taking care of his “mama”, he uncovered years of letters, receipts, and papers that documented her impact on the Latinx community.

Mercedes is a new multidisciplinary theatrical work in which we explore our relationship to the matriarchy and our ancestors, familial bonds and inherited trauma, and how our own identity can impact our mental health.

Creator/Artist: Flako Jimenez
Director: Brisa Areli Muñoz 
Projection Designer: Victor Morales
Production Manager: Carol Almonte
Director of Photography: Skye Morse-Hodsgon
Assistant Director: Cricket Brown


Nikkole Salter

April 27th, 2020 @ 7PM
The Old Stone House 
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photo Credit, Jeremy Amar

A staged reading of Nikkole Salter’s TBA

Directed by TBA

Line Producer TBA

Matt Barbot

Friday, January 17th, 2020 @ 8PM
The Old Stone House 
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photo Credit, Jeremy Amar

Saints Go Marching

Directed by Brisa Areli Muñoz

Featuring Cindy de la Cruz, Maria Fernanda Diez, Nanya-Akuki Goodrich, Gilbert Cruz, Dan Molina, John J Concado, Andres Santiago Pina

Produced by Rachel Wood

Jo’s grandfather—a decorated veteran—has died, leaving emotional wreckage and unpaid debts in his wake. As she prepares for the funeral, Jo’s heart is set on keeping grandpa’s burial flag; to get it, she’ll have to deal with her despondent mother, an attempted exorcism, and competition from a secret aunt young enough to be her little sister. It won’t be easy, but nothing an aspiring saint like Jo can’t handle.

Garrett Kim

Monday, October 28th, 2019 @ 8PM
BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange)
421 5th Avenue (Corner of 8th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Photo Credit, Jeremy Amar
Are You There Truman? It’s Me, Just Another Guy Who Grew Up Secretly Worshipping Your Chiseled Porn Star Body Online And Now I Think I Love You.

Directed by Justin Ivan Brown

Featuring Alton Alburo, Will Turner, Sam Dash, Kathleen Choe, and Diane Chen. 

Produced by Carolina Do

 “The heart wants what the heart wants…and sometimes, the heart wants the porn—*ahem*—adult film star you’ve been – *ahem*  “admiring” since middle school. As Guy looks for love online & IRL, in the past & in the present, all roads lead to Truman Goetz-Harder. But how’s a Guy supposed to get off when the man he’s been conditioned to desire has gotten offline? Are You There Truman… explores how one queer person constructs, then deconstructs, then maybe reconstructs his sexuality and desire.”